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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 18th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Trowbridge in Milwaukee and mustered into service on March 15, 1862.

Brief history of Christian Science in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Lady Elgin (shipwreck, 1860)

Brief description of the sinking of the Lady Elgin which was carryinh about 300 Milwaukeeans.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bowling shirt designed, made and worn by Earlene Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1995. (Museum object #2008.176.5)

Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.

Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.

Historical Essay

Newhall House fire (1883)

Brief overview of the fire that burned down The Newhall House, a large hotel in Milwaukee, in 1883.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 41st Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 18 men during service.

Historical Essay

Freethinkers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Freethinkers in Wisconsin.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

Historical Essay

Elto Cub Outboard Motor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elto Cub outboard motor made by the Evinrude Motors Division of Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1939. (Museum object #1997.35.3)

This Milwaukee born woman successfully advocated for progressive reforms in the educational system and was influential in the Milwaukee socialist movement.

Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).

Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).

Historical Essay

Governor Dreyfus's Red Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Red velveteen vest worn by Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, c. 1975. (Museum object #1982.450.15)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The Civil Right's Leader Shows his Support

Discover the connection Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King had with the 1960s protests in Milwaukee.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.

Historical Essay

Lithuanians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Lithuanians who emigrated to Wisconsin in the early 20th century and again after World War II.

Historical Essay

Czechs in Wisconsin

Brief history of Czechs in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Kilbourn, Byron (1801-1870)

Land Speculator and Politician

Brief biography of surveyor, land speculator, railroad promoter and politician Byron Kilbourn, twice elected mayor of Milwaukee.
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